Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit Christian housing organization with three local affiliates: Greater Springfield, Upper Valley and Kearsarge/Sunapee Area.  They build or renovate homes to provide decent, affordable housing for those in need.  Families apply and are selected by Habitat based on their need, willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity, and ability to repay their mortgage (houses are sold at no profit, with no interest).  Selected families are expected to help with the work alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners (i.e. “sweat equity”).